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Huma Abedin's Records Sought in State Department Probe: Report

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Hillary Clinton, right, greets supporters alongside longtime aide Huma Abedin, left, after a Democratic presidential primary debate Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015, at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

By    |   Friday, 12 Feb 2016 12:54 PM

Records related to Huma Abedin, Hillary Clinton's longtime aide, were subpoenaed by the State Department’s inspector general during a probe of the Clinton Foundation last fall, it was revealed this week.

"For six months in 2012," The Washington Post reported, Abedin "was employed simultaneously by the State Department, the foundation, Clinton’s personal office, and a private consulting firm with ties to the Clintons."

The news outlet specified that the IG was "seeking documents about the charity’s projects that may have required approval from the federal government during Hillary Clinton’s term as secretary of state."

Beyond that, however, "the full scope and status of the inquiry" were unclear, however a representative claimed that the Clinton Foundation is not the focus of the probe.

Hillary Clinton's campaign representatives, Abedin, and the IG declined to comment on the matter.

Washington Post opinion writer Chris Cillizza weighed in on the revelation just hours after it came to light, noting that the State Department's inquiry is the third active investigation swirling around the Democratic presidential front-runner.

In addition to the State inquiry, there is also the State inquiry into Clinton's private email server and the FBI investigation into the server.

"[I]t strains credulity to believe that Republicans somehow concocted a way to get the State Department and the FBI to look into Clinton's tenure at State," wrote Cillizza, rebutting one of Clinton's public responses to the inquiries.

Cillizza opined that "Clinton will almost certainly be asked about the latest State investigation in the [sixth Democratic] debate [Thursday]."

She, however, was not, neither by the moderators or Bernie Sanders.

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